Concrete and Masonry

All About Chimney Repairs and Concrete Restoration

Maintenance and masonry repair work along with concrete restoration of your home becomes a herculean task due to several factors involved. Problems like spalled bricks are tough to repair. You need expert workmanship to undertake these crucial tasks as the safety and security of structural architecture depends on successful restoration work. For...
Jan 9, 2015 |

Understanding Stone Masonry

Stone masonry is also regarded as fancy brickwork. This does not imply that materials are not used. The other materials may be used to construct awesome walls, fences, porches, driveways and even patios. The above forms of work are known as stone masonry. Other forms may be disguised in concrete, stone, tile and glass.  Stone masonry offers...
Jan 9, 2015 |

Masonry Is a Step in the Right Direction for Irresistible Interior and Exterior Designs

Masonry steps are created from using bricks, stone, hollow tiles or concrete. Typically, a building contractor uses mortar to bind elements for cohesiveness and sturdiness in each component. Aside from the technical description, masonry stairs and steps can blend with interior and exterior designs to create an attractive sight.  There are...
Jan 9, 2015 |

Concrete Buckets and Concrete Forms - 2 Important Concrete & Masonry Tools

Building a house or an office is no joke. A lot of effort must be exerted to make sure that your home or office is made with durable materials as well as ensuring that your contractor is efficient and knowledgeable. You need to make sure that the materials used in making your home or office doesn't go to waste.
Jan 9, 2015 |

Readers write: Mealtime memories, prisoner empathy, violence and children

Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Thank you for your June 12 cover story, “The story of prisoner 5770102414.” Being a published writer, activist, and advocate against the... Read More

Trump’s Putin meeting showed his naiveté, Trump-Putin’s meeting was overhyped, Why Donald Trump Jr.’s handling of Russian lawyer meeting makes things worse, Has China lost its grip on Hong Kong youth?, After Mosul, Islamic State remains a threat

“The meeting between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit ... confirmed the expected naivete of the American president. “I did not know whether to laugh... Read More

Poland’s challenge to EU values

Poland’s government, elected in 2015 with 38 percent of the vote, appears to be on a collision course with the European Union. In fact, the EU has few tools to punish Poland. One of the EU’s... Read More